Ferries to El Hierro
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Ferries to El Hierro

El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands, lying south west of its more well-known neighbours. It has been nicknamed 'Meridian Island' and it is situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

El Hierro's remote location and cliff-lined shores once earned it the reputation of being the 'island at the end of the world', until Christopher Columbus' famous voyage of 1492 put paid to such claims.

The delight of arriving at El Hierro by ferry is not to be missed. Ferry crossings operate most days sailing from Los Cristianos port on the neighbouring island of Tenerife to Valverde on El Hierro. Tenerife itself is well connected to the rest of the Canary Islands and mainland Spain as well as featuring two airports so should be used as a base for onward travel to El Hierro.

The remoteness of the island has always been one of its most seductive attractions. As is the case with all the Canary Islands, El Hierro is volcanic and the terrain is dramatically mountainous with huge craggy cliffs against which the Atlantic waves crash fiercely. The island has recorded only one volcanic eruption, lasting a month, in the 1793; since then the juniper forests, evergreen woodlands, and pines have reclaimed much of the terrain, although in the south of the island there is clear evidence of the volcanic activity in the strange, unworldly rock formations to be found there.

El Hierro has much to offer the visitor that is truly unique; so much so that the island was designated by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 2000, which means that 60% of its territory is protected to preserve its natural and cultural diversity.

The translucent waters surrounding the island provide ideal conditions for diving revealing the extraordinary marine life which dwells below them. It is testament to the natural beauty of these shores that each year El Hierro hosts one of Europe’s biggest underwater photography competitions.

Restaurants and accommodation are in plentiful supply across the island offering traditionally prepared food and a warm welcome.

El Hierro reviews

  • "Journey to Hierro"

    Perfect start and finish in hour.The interior could improve but overall good.

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  • "Armas Ferries"

    We were very pleased with the service on our trip from Los Cristianos to El Hierro though the crossing going over was a bit choppy. Boarding and disembarking were trouble free and the staff on board were very pleasant. We used Armas on a trip to La Palma last year and were able to sit at tables outside on the deck which was very pleasant and we would have preferred to do this on the trip to El Hierro but this particular ferry did not have that option. However, I would have no hesitation in using Armas Ferries on future occasions.

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  • "Dmitri"

    Very nice trip. I will use it.

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  • "Efficient service"

    This is a modern, clean and efficient service. The only draw back is the small amount of deck space, if you want to be outside. The ferry takes up to 800 passengers. There were only 60 on board when we travelled, so ours would not be a typical experience.

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